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  • DOTD: Minor damage to bridge after fiery crash Play Video

    May 8, 2014 4:13 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Engineers with the Department of Transportation and Development were out Thursday morning inspecting the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. This comes after a fiery crash between four 18-wheelers left a couple from Ohio dead. The crash shut down the bridge for parts of last Friday and Saturday. ... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • Students to learn about local heritage in school

    August 18, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's top education board has endorsed a new curriculum for K-12 teachers focusing on Louisiana's Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The curriculum, a project of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, will allow students in the heritage area's 14 parishes to... more »
  • Man arrested for wildlife vandalism

    August 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say an 18-year-old Morgan City man has been arrested for his alleged role in vandalizing equipment on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Authorities say Aaron LeCompte turned himself into St. Mary Parish deputies Friday and was booked on two... more »
  • I-10W back open after big rig fire

    January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »
  • Crawfish season could end early Play Video

    April 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    BELLE RIVER- The crawfish season could end sooner than expected because of falling water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin. Overnight, levels near Belle River dropped at least three inches, leaving just a few feet to fish. "You got traps that you can't get to just to make it... more »
  • Hunter cited for turkey violations

    March 28, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hunter has been cited for turkey hunting violations on March 24th in the Atchafalaya Basin. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited Ted A. Lewis of Pride for taking over the limit of turkeys and failing to tag turkeys. Agents working in the Basin... more »
  • Basin Fishing after the Flood

    July 4, 2011 5:08 PM

    BUTTE LA ROSE- There is a good news, bad news scenario for the Atchafalaya Basin. The good news involves fishing. People say they are catching more sac-a-lait, brem and bass. The bad news involves invasive plants in the waterway. They are clogging many waterways and making it difficult to launch... more »
  • River silt a problem in Morgan City

    June 14, 2011 5:04 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Less than a month ago, News 2 visited a flooded seafood restaurant in Morgan City that had between four and five feet of water from the Atchafalaya River. Since then flood waters have subsided, but owner Robert Conner is dealing with a much bigger problem. In... more »
  • Part of Atchafalaya Basin reopened to boat traffic

    June 13, 2011 4:32 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities reopened all boat traffic for a four-mile portion of waterways in the Atchafalaya Basin today. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had closed the area in St. Martin Parish on May 26 due to flooding from the Morganza Spillway. It stretched from the Henderson... more »
  • Happy Town, Sherburne evacuation order lifted

    May 31, 2011 3:02 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - People are being allowed back into more evacuated portions of St. Martin Parish this week. Major Ginny Higgins with the sheriff's office said on Wednesday people will be allowed back into Happy Town, Sherburne and the remaining portion of Herman Dupuis Road from Dick Davis Park... more »
  • I-10W back open after vehicle fire

    May 27, 2011 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is moving again on I-10 westbound at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge after a vehicle fire shut it down this afternoon. For the latest information on road closures, go to the state DOTD's website . A camper caught fire at mile marker 126 near the... more »
  • Mississippi River to crest this week, Atchafalaya the next

    May 16, 2011 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi is set to crest this week, with the Atchafalaya doing the same the next. The Mississippi will rise to 45 feet at Baton Rouge on May 17 and stay at that level for the duration of the week. The river will also crest... more »
  • Corps releases inundation map for Morganza spillway

    May 6, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineerrs released their inundation map tonight of areas they think would be impacted by the Morganza Spillway being opened. Rachel Rodi with the Corps said in a press release that if the Morganza is opened, they would need to evacuate people and livestock... more »
  • "Swamp People" draw crowd at Atchafalaya Basin Celebration

    December 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    The cast of the History Channel's "Swamp People" TV show drew a large crowd at the Atchafalaya Basin Celebration in Denham Springs today. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources hosted the event to celebrate new partners, national attention and tools for preserving the Atchafalaya Basin. People at the... more »

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